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Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist

Author: Jennifer Wright.

Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York's Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist

Author: Jennifer Wright.

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Item #: D40278
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: Hachette
ISBN: 9780306826795
An industrious immigrant, Madame Restell was a self-taught surgeon on the cutting edge of healthcare in pre-Gilded Age New York, and her bustling "boarding house" provided abortions and medical assistance to thousands of women—rich and poor alike. As her practice expanded, Restell flaunted her wealth, drawing further ire from politicians, religious fig... More
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An industrious immigrant, Madame Restell was a self-taught surgeon on the cutting edge of healthcare in pre-Gilded Age New York, and her bustling "boarding house" provided abortions and medical assistance to thousands of women—rich and poor alike. As her practice expanded, Restell flaunted her wealth, drawing further ire from politicians, religious figures, and fellow physicians. In this biography, Jennifer Wright reveals that Restell's downfall in a misogynistic medical community had lasting consequences in the battle over access to abortion.


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